Computer aided design (CAD) emerged in the 1960s out of the growing acceptance of the use of the computer as a design tool for complex systems. At that time progressive industries used computer methods to aid their machine design efforts coupling optimization techniques with the aid of computer graphics and computerized structural analysis. As computers have become faster and less expensive while handling an increasing amount of information their use in machine design has spread from large industrial use to the student and small designer.
· Machine Design Methodology.
· Kinematic Analysis of Machines.
· Analysis of Machine Loads.
· Machine Design and Manufacture.
· Sizing Machine Components for Strength.
· Computer Methods for Machine Modeling.
· Machine Design Synthesis.
· Design for Shear Strength: Fastening and Joining.
· Design for Rigidity.
· Design of Friction Elements.
· Lubrication and Bearing Design.
· Design of Contact Elements.
· Design of Fixed Speed Drives.
· Design for Torsion: Shafts, Couplings and Keys.
Graduate Level Students and Professional Engineers as a reference on the basics of machine design